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Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 1991-05-12

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Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 1991-05-12

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - Picasso Moon
d1t03 - Althea
d1t04 - C C Rider ->
d1t05 - It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
d1t06 - El Paso
d1t07 - High Time
d1t08 - Black Throated Wind
d1t09 - Deal

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Help On The Way ->
d2t03 - Slipknot! ->
d2t04 - Franklin's Tower ->
d2t05 - Looks Like Rain ->
d2t06 - Terrapin Station ->
d2t07 - Drums ->
d3t01 - Space ->
d3t02 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
d3t03 - Throwing Stones ->
d3t04 - Turn On Your Lovelight

d3t05 - Crowd/Tuning
d3t06 - The Weight

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Shoreline Amphitheatre
Location Mountain View, CA

Source SBD -> Dat D
Lineage Dat (Sony D8) -> VX Pocket 440 -> Sharp MV10 ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
Due to excessive noise on source dat, "Space" through "The Weight"
patched from 2 different Cassette Masters provided by Paul Scotton.
Both cassette sources had levels that were heavily over-saturated.


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2014
Subject: --
Big, big fan of this night here - 5/10 gets a lot of praise, too, but isn't as good a show.

Picasso Moon came into its own via Bruce, when he joined up with Vince. There are some great versions of this song in late '90 and '91 - that little jam-thing they added during the end part of the song really cooks.

Deal is amazing, H>S>F totals about a half-hour, and Terrapin leads into a beautiful jam with Bruce leading us into a terrifying Drums ---
Reviewer: Franklin's Towel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2014
Subject: Picasso Moon vs OMSN
Let's not forget that the lyrics to OMSN are absolutely terrible and it is easily the cheesiest pre-hiatus GD song. The song rocks and has a rave-up and that is the only thing that saves it.
Picasso Moon is cheesy in an entirely different way, at least it is witty and self conscious. I always liked the song but obviously it was played too much.

5/12/91 is a great show
Reviewer: ms_lincoln - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2013
Subject: Set 1
First of all, thank you Charlie Miller. I was at all 3 nights and this run and Eugene 93 were my last favorites before the band's decline.

Second, I cannot believe this epic Deal isn't mentioned in the comments! I am not a big fan of this song, was a little bored when it started (the first set, while song selection was great, was a little mellow) and then HOLY MOLY the jam in Deal at the end got super psychedelic and literally transformed that giant impersonal Shoreline Ampitheatre into a time machine.

Give it a listen.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2013
Subject: One of the best first sets post-Mydland.
Just figured I would throw that in for those who skip by anything after July 1990 and wind up here. I have been listening to this show for over 20 years and counting. It smokes---even the Picasso Moon!
Reviewer: HalfStep>N>H - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 3, 2013
Subject: Picasso Moon
Perhaps my least favorite GD and Bobby tune. It does not compare to one more saturday night. Not sure how someone could even say that. It doesn't compare to any of his songs...come on
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 16, 2012
Subject: You don't know what you are missing
This is one of the more popular post-Brent era shows, and, as a result, the '90s haters tend to stumble upon it and trash up the comments section more frequently.

First of all, Picasso Moon is a kick ass tune. It is classic Bobby. If you don't like it, that's fine, but don't dismiss it. It is just as integral to his repertoire as One More Saturday Night or Hell in a Bucket.

Second, there are many incredible shows during the Vince/Bruce-era. Vince Welnick was a talented keyboardist and vocalist, but he didn't always gel well with the band. His cheesy calliope and fiddle keyboard sounds ruined many 'a jam. Bob Bralove, the band's synth and sound effects tech, also deserves some credit here. Most people don't know this, but Bralove is actually responsible for the godawful Casio keyboard synths that Vince used during the '90s. He mixed and created the sounds. During a song, Bralove, offstage at his control booth, would move his arms like he was playing the instrument he thought should be added to Vince's keys. Welnick would see the signal (for example, he might have made a fiddle-playing motion for this version of El Paso), nod, and Bralove would plug in the sample. Next thing you know, a beautiful Eyes of the World jam would be overpowered by what sounded like a monkey cranking an circus organ grinder or a homeless man playing a Peruvian pan flute. Vince may have used the samples, but Bralove created that shit. See Blair Jackson's Grateful Dead Gear book for more details.

Vince managed to get his tones under control by 1993, and there are over a dozen incredible, top quality shows from that year. Garcia's health began to rapidly decline at the start of the fall '94 tour, and the rest is history, but don't overlook the amazing performances that can be found in 1990 - 1995.

Here are some of my personal favorites:



1993-06-21, 22, 23

1994-06-13, 14

1995-05-26 ("best of the last")
Reviewer: steelhead420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2011
Subject: 28+ min H>S>F plus 24 min. Terrapin>jam = 5 stars
sound qual gets 4 stars but overall performance for a post-Brent era show was as good as it got.
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - - January 8, 2011
Subject: roses and gifts?
where's the delete button?
Reviewer: deepa12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2010
Subject: comment from Roses and Gifts
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Reviewer: E.R.C. Iceman! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2010
Subject: LOTS OF COLOR!!
Lots of color in the sweet set list! Nice sound! Thanks Paul and Charlie. Strong Jerry vocals! The ICE-MAN is the rudeness of rock!!!!!
Reviewer: jwbinaj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 22, 2010
Subject: California...
Man I would do anything to go to an outdoor California Grateful Dead show in May....Jehoavas Gretest Choir indeeeeeed....
Reviewer: Sedula - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2010
Subject: Picasso Moon best played??
Too bad Picasso Moon was a horrible tune, but at least it was played well!!
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2010
Subject: Picasso Moon
Picasso Moon Best ONE ever played
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2010
Subject: 5-12-91
I'm not a huge fan of post Brent shows but this is very nice. Don't get me wrong I'm not one of those 90's haters. I just always thought they should have hired Bruce to play piano and went back to their roots. I'm not a Vince hater either but he was not a deadhead when he joined them. I read an interview with him right after he joined the band and he said he had to learn 195 songs in 6 weeks most of which he had never heard. This is the better of the 2 sources sound wise. It's still not great sounding. I'll bet it sounded like crap when Charlie got it.
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